‘All lettuce wants is sex. And violence. Just like all plants. It wants to reproduce, and it wants to kill or damage its rivals so they don’t reproduce’ – The Seed Collectors by Scarlett Thomas

‘I’m fairly confident that The Seed Collectors will be the oddest mainstream book released this year. It demands a lot from the reader (at least a passing acquaintance with Vedic scriptures or the ideas behind Transcendental Meditation would probably help), and doesn’t make any concessions to commercialism. And yet somehow, from all of this, Scarlett Thomas has crafted something extraordinary and beautiful’ – Thom Cuell reviews the new Scarlett Thomas

Posted at 9:00 am on July 1, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

‘This deserves a wide audience’ – Waiting for the Bullet, Madeleine D’Arcy

‘A sharp, terse, funny collection of snappy short stories from an up-and-coming Irish talent: simple as. Waiting for the Bullet is an enormously quick read – you’ll race through the book in an afternoon – but it’s also deceptively brief, in that the concision, and, in most cases, the humour, of each piece masks an emotional depth that’ll resonate with you, and unsettle you, long after you’ve picked up the next book’ – Valerie O’Riordan reviews Waiting for the Bullet, Madeleine D’Arcy

Posted at 9:00 am on June 30, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

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